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A monumental effort with commentaries is launched with the first three volumes
The 63 tractates of the Talmud were not allowed to be printed in the Soviet Union even once during the 70 years of its existence. An amalgam of Aramaic and Hebrew, the ancient text contains the teachings and opinions of hundreds of rabbis on the widest va...
Chabad emissaries entered a world of repressed Judaism that they worked relentlessly to help lift over time
This is the third story in a series of articles on Jewish life in the former Soviet Union in the 25th year since the formal dissolution of the USSR on Dec. 26, 1991. Twenty-five years ago this month, on Dec. 25, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist. A r...
Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who spoke to Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton Beach in Florida back in January, tells of guidance he received from the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory.
The Rushmore State to welcome first permanent rabbi in decades
South Dakota, with a very small Jewish population scattered throughout the state’s vast expanses of windswept prairies, has long held the dubious distinction of being the only state in America without a rabbi. That will soon change, when Rabbi Mendel and ...
Rabbis changing the face of European Jewry make pilgrimage to the shtetls where it all began
For four days this week, some 500 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis from across Europe are gathering in Moscow, Russia, for the largest rabbinical summit in recent European history. The historic meeting, which underscores the unprecedented growth of Jewish life and...
Young couple finds a niche and a need in a small section of a big city
Like many young Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis, Rabbi Mendel Jacobs grew up watching and learning how to serve a Jewish community directly from his parents, who have run a Jewish preschool in Cleveland for many years. Now after almost a decade studying and servi...
A Torah dedication ceremony attended by 1,200 people came one year after the death of Rabbi Avraham Levitansky, an innovator in the field of Jewish education.
The National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education, in cooperation with Chabad-Lubavitch of Forest Hills, ran a winter camp for some 150 New York public school students.
A Report from Cyprus
Getzy Markowitz is part of a group of students who are visiting communities across the island of Cyprus. Some excerpts of Markowitz's daily report.
Combating anti-Semitism with mitzvahs, lovingkindness and joy
EDISON, N.J.—Lettered and numbered circular tables lined the 150,000-square-foot New Jersey Convention Center, each one filled with a dozen rabbis and Jewish communal leaders, close to 6,000 people in all. They came together for the annual International C...
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